Based in Nairobi, Kenya, produced EcoPost construction contributions from the thousands of tons of plastic waste produced daily by the city. The contributions are factory in second-hand industrial plants, are often used to build fences, park benches and other objects. Because wood is very scarce in Kenya, and subject to theft and termite damage, the contributions sell very well, and the company has trouble keeping up with demand. Directors of the company are looking for financing purcha … Read more »

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, produced EcoPost construction contributions from the thousands of tons of plastic waste produced daily by the city. The contributions are factory in second-hand industrial plants, are often used to build fences, park benches and other objects. Because wood is very scarce in Kenya, and subject to theft and termite damage, the contributions sell very well, and the company has trouble keeping up with demand. Directors of the company to acquire the search for funding for new equipment and scope and diversification of their production. However, they are many obstacles to overcome skepticism from investors, mainly because of their relatively poor financial records.
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from
Jesper Sorensen,
Michael Kennedy,
Gina Jorasch
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
10 pages.
Release Date: 20, June 2012. Prod #: IDE02-PDF-ENG
EcoPost: Financing a Green Startup in Africa HBR case solution

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